DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch clauwe, from Old Dutch *klawa, from Proto-Germanic *klawō. Compare German Klaue, English claw, Danish klo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /klɑu̯/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: klauw
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯

NounEdit

klauw f (plural klauwen, diminutive klauwtje n)

  1. An animal's claw
  2. (informal) A human hand
  3. A tool resembling a claw.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: klou